Who doesn’t like to see a cheerful robin hopping around the garden in the winter?
In the U.K. they are one of the most popular birds and seem relatively unafraid of humans, often appearing when a gardener is digging in the hope of catching a few worms. Robins feature in lots of folklore and stories, with some people believing that seeing a robin is the spirit of a relative who has passed away coming back to visit. In Norse mythology the robin is sacred to Thor and is called a ‘storm bird’.
The robin is also featured heavily on Christmas cards and there are a number of Christian stories…
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